Topic: Ismail Khan
The Taliban have tried to undermine every election since US-backed forces took power in 2001. The Interior Ministry claimed that 95 percent of polling stations will open on election day.
The parliamentary race between pinup-film-star-turned-politician Musarrat Shaheen and a man described as a powerful, Taliban-tied cleric highlights the dual nature of Pakistan.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai announced the creation of a council that he hopes will successfully convince members of the Taliban to lay down their arms.
09/28/2010 04:37 pm
The Afghan parliament will soon begin a six-week break, then prepare for elections, leaving less-influential acting ministers to govern.
01/04/2010 07:40 am
A council picked Hakimullah Mehsud to head the alliance, two days after another senior figure said he had taken over. The announcements may signal infighting, which in recent weeks has led to bloody clashes.
08/23/2009 01:00 am
As the government prepares for a major operation in South Waziristan, it's eyeing lessons learned from previous campaigns that were cut short in the face of weak public support.
06/27/2009 01:00 am
Qari Zainuddin, who had been challenging militant chief and fellow tribesman Baitullah Mehsud, was shot dead Tuesday.
06/23/2009 01:00 am
As the Army begins attacking South Waziristan, it has targeted hideouts of Baitullah Mehsud. Killing or even dislodging the militant chief could deal a severe blow to the movement, analysts say.
06/22/2009 01:00 am
To bolster tenuous progress, the Army must push on to drive the Taliban out of Swat Valley, according to some analysts.
05/01/2009 01:00 am
The tenuous peace deal with the militants comes under increasing strain as Taliban take areas closer to Pakistan’s capital.
04/26/2009 01:00 am